Sage Days 87: p-adics in Sage and the LMFDB (July 17-22, 2017)

Organizers:

Location: University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT.

Schedule

Activities will begin the morning of Monday, July 17 and end around in the early afternoon on Saturday, July 22. The workshop will be primarily project-focused, though there will be a few talks aimed at graduate students.

On the first day Mckenzie West will lead some activities to help novices get oriented with Sage. If you are a novice and would like more information as well as ways to prepare, please scroll down to To prepare for the workshop below.

Projects

Feel free to add suggestions to our list of projects

Participants

If you have applied for funding, you should have heard from us. If you would like to attend and don't need any funding, please fill out this form: this form.

* This participant has indicated that they might be coming.

Lodging

We anticipate that most participants will stay in these dorms, which have air conditioned rooms, private bathrooms and common spaces for work and socializing in the evenings. Participants who are not funded by the conference may stay in the dorms and will pay for the total price of their accommodation by check. Please contact an organizer for more details.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel and we're funding your lodging, please contact the organizers (we can allocate your lodging amount toward a hotel with enough advance notice). We did negotiate a special rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington of \$164 per night plus tax (approximately \$183 per night) for a room with either one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. To benefit from the conference rate, you must reserve by June 16 and use our dedicated registration link. Another option is the Sheraton Burlington Hotel which should be possible to get at a similar price. The Sheraton is not downtown but it is closer to the location of the conference.

Travel

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, please book flights on a US carrier. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, this restriction does not apply to you (since we're funding you from a different grant). Note that the Mathematical Congress of the Americas is the week after Sage Days 87; if you're interested in attending you may want to plan your travel accordingly. If you do combine your travel, you must obtain, at the time you book your travel, a quote for the cost of your travel round-trip to Burlington. You will only be reimbursed the minimum of this quote and your actual travel costs.

There are three main ways to get to Burlington.

  1. Fly into BTV. The cost of a cab ride from the airport to the dorms is approximately \$10 (less using Uber) and to downtown approximately \$20.
  2. Fly to Montreal (YUL), Manchester (MHT) or Boston (BOS) and take Greyhound to Burlington (or Megabus from Boston).

    • Buses depart from Montreal Berri station at 8:15, 10:45, 16:15 and 23:30 and take about 2:45 to get to Burlington (though this can vary due to US customs). The city bus (747) from the airport takes 45 minutes to go directly to the Greyhound station and runs every 30 minutes. Note that the city bus requires a day pass, which costs $10 and can be purchased inside the terminal.
    • Buses depart from Manchester Airport direct to Burlington -- 0:55-4:00, 11:35-15:20 and 15:05-19:55.
    • Buses depart Boston South Station, running 7:00-11:55, 10:30-15:20, 14:00-19:55, 23:20-4:00. The city bus (Silver line) from the airport takes 15 minutes to go directly to the Greyhound station and runs every 12 minutes. The silver line from the airport is free.
  3. By private car. There is free parking on campus for participants staying at the dorms. If you would like to carpool, please edit the page below.

There may also be carpools traveling from Boston, Montreal and Hanover, NH. If you're interested in a carpool feel free to edit this wiki page.

Carpool

Reimbursements

Instructions for reimbursements will be given on the first day of the conference. If you are not a US citizen or green card holder, please bring your passport and any visa paperwork you have (I-94, visa stamps, etc.) so that we can make scans while you are here.

Internet on campus

The University of Vermont offers eduroam on campus. To access the network at UVM, please take a few minutes to set up your laptop before traveling, while you are on your home university campus. If you do not have eduroam, please contact Christelle Vincent to receive a guest log in for UVM's network.

Local dining options

We will add more details as the workshop approaches, but for now check out the map Christelle made!

To prepare for the workshop

On the first day of the workshop, Mckenzie West will lead some activities to help novices get oriented with Sage. Stay tuned for more details. Before the workshop, we recommend downloading and installing the latest version of the source code of Sage, opening a Sage trac account and completing the Code Academy modules on Python and Git.

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